K.J. Bluford chooses to Transfer from Iowa State Cyclones

KJ Bluford shown above, will leave the Iowa State program to transfer elsewhere.

Iowa State announced Sunday, that junior guard K.J. Bluford is leaving the team after transferring to Iowa State in February from Northeast Community College located in Nebraska. Bluford had appeared in seven of the Cyclone’s eleven games this season, averaging 2.7 points in 5.4 minutes per game. The junior college transfer said in February when he committed to Iowa State that he hoped to replace 3-point shooter Tyrus McGee this season. That role he was looking to replace, had fallen to other players on the ISU roster, which left Bluford deciding to transfer, seeking to find more playing time elsewhere. “I appreciate the opportunity that coach Hoiberg and Iowa State University provided me,” Bluford said in the release. “I wish the coaches and my teammates the best of luck the rest of the season.” “I appreciate the time and effort that K.J. gave to our program,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg in a news release. “He has elected to transfer to find a program that will allow him more playing time. I wish him the best in the future and will assist him in any way I can.”


Out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, this 6’2, 185 lb shooting guard Bluford had been counted on to bolster Iowa State's perimeter shooting. But he was quickly passed on the depth chart by younger guards like Monte Morris and Sherron Dorsey-Walker. The Cyclones host Northern Illinois on Tuesday.

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